County dog licenses go on sale Dec. 1

Dog licenses for Summit County residents will be available for purchase through Jan. 31, 2023. The cost for a single-year license is $18, a three-year license is $54 and a permanent license is $180. If a lost dog is brought to Summit County Animal Control wearing a license tag, staff can find the owner quickly and reunite the family and pet. If a citizen finds a lost dog with a license tag, they can go to “Kristen’s Kanine Search” on the county website at and type in the license number to find the dog’s owner information.

“We offer several convenient ways to purchase a 2023 dog license. Pet owners can pay online, by mail, or in-person at one of 19 neighborhood locations, including local license bureaus, pet shops and hardware stores,” said Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise. “A county dog license will provide legal proof of ownership and keep you in compliance with Ohio law.”

The Ohio Revised Code requires citizens who own, keep or harbor a dog more than three months of age to purchase a county dog license. Kennel owners must also renew their licenses during the same time period; the cost is $80 per license. Citizens who fail to meet the Jan. 31, 2023 deadline will be required to pay an $18 late fee.

To apply for a dog license or for more information, visit or call 330-630-7226. ∞